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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2005

Liberty Memorial seeks proposals for audiovisual services

The City, in collaboration with the Liberty Memorial Association, has issued a request for proposals for audiovisual production services for permanent exhibits at the Liberty Memorial Museum. The museum is administered by the Liberty Memorial Association in partnership with the City’s Parks and Recreation Department.

A copy of the request for proposals can be found on the City’s Web site (www.kcmo.org). The proposals must be received by June 30, 2005.

The Liberty Memorial Museum has been designated America’s National World War I Museum. The historic monument consists of a large elevated terrace with a central observation tower that is flanked by two museum buildings. Between 1996 and 2002, the entire complex underwent a major restoration/renovation project, which has created a new museum facility under the terrace. The new 30,000-square-foot exhibition gallery will house the audiovisual components of the display.

In addition to the audiovisual components, the new gallery will house new exhibits of objects and archival materials from the museum’s extensive collection. Ralph Appelbaum Associates is the interpretive planning and design firm charged with designing the exhibits for the projects. The firm also will serve as the executive producer for the audiovisual components. The exhibition will open Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2006.

The City’s Capital Improvements Management Office is managing the completion of this project. For more information about this project, and other priority projects being managed by CIMO, visit CIMO’s Web page (www.kcmo.org/cimo).

    
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